A Match Made at Sholay

A Match Made at Sholay

Thanks to the New York Times’ Wedding Celebrations section, we would like to extend our congratulations to Joseph Mallchok and Dr. Jashvant Poeran!  And, we’re very proud to note that the handsome couple met at our Desilicious 10-Year anniversary at Highline Ballroom back in March 2012.  As the article notes: “The couple met in March 2012 at a Bollywood event at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan.” We’re always happy to hear

Posted: May 31st, 2017

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Indian Gay Love Flick Now on Netflix

Indian Gay Love Flick Now on Netflix

Sudhanshu Saria’s debut feature Loev, a gay love story shot on location in India, received an exclusive global launch May 1 on Netflix. “I didn’t think it would be possible to cast or finance a film like this,” says Saria in a statement. “So to find ourselves on the cusp of a worldwide release is truly spectacular. It speaks to Netflix’s taste and the way in which they empower filmmakers.”

Posted: May 19th, 2017

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Joshua Patel On Other Boys NYC

Joshua Patel On Other Boys NYC

Other Boys NYC is an online documentary series that explores the diverse experiences of 50 queer and transgender men of color in New York City.  The series aims to inspire empathy and discussion through taking an intimate look at the intersection of race, sexuality and gender identity through the personal lens of the guys featured on each episode. We were excited to see a familiar face on the most recent

Posted: April 13th, 2017

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SISAK’s New York Debut at NYIFF on May 2nd

SISAK’s New York Debut at NYIFF on May 2nd

Sisak, which we talked about here, will finally have its New York debut at the at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) on May 2nd at 9:15 PM.  Sisak, which is billed as India’s first Silent LGBTQ love story had its world premier on April 4 in Boston is the Official Selection at Thessaloniki International L.G.B.T.Q Film Festival and Playa Pride! in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. And for anyone in Pennsylvania this weekend,

Posted: April 11th, 2017

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Vicks Tugs on Your Heart Strings for Trans Rights in India

Vicks Tugs on Your Heart Strings for Trans Rights in India

Who out there remembers that burning-cooling-gooey salve that provided a bit of comfort from a bad childhood chest cold—especially when lovingly applied by a doting mummy, naani, daado, or auntie? Procter and Gamble, the makers of Vicks VapoRub, teamed up with creative agency Publicis Singapore to launch a groundbreaking ad that celebrates desi motherly love with a queer twist. Steeped in Indian cinematic nostalgia, the ad is inspired by the true story of Gayatri and

Posted: March 31st, 2017

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Celebrate Holi with In Group’s Rang Barse on March 25th

Celebrate Holi with In Group’s Rang Barse on March 25th

Just in time for 65+ degree weather this Saturday, it now feels like the perfect time to celebrate Holi in New York   In Group’s annual “Rang Barse” Holi cruise will be happening this Saturday, March 25th, featuring music by Sholay’s own Ashu Rai and Dholi Mohit.  Rang Barse will once again be held on a ship that will set sail from Pier 40 and holi colors will be provided

Posted: March 19th, 2017

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Sisak—India’s First Silent Gay Short Film Debuts at Boston’s Wicked Queer Fest

Sisak—India’s First Silent Gay Short Film Debuts at Boston’s Wicked Queer Fest

Sisak—India’s first silent LGBT short film will debut at Wicked Queer: Boston LGBT Film Festival in April. Written & Directed by Faraz Arif Ansari, Sisak follows the story of two men in Mumbai whose eyes meet on their regular train commute.  Burdened with the larger social (and legal) scorn the two are unable to say anything to each other as their love grows in silence. The chemistry between lead actors Jitin Gulati and

Posted: March 18th, 2017

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The Leatherman and His Proud Pakistani Grandparents

The Leatherman and His Proud Pakistani Grandparents

“I couldn’t be the out and proud leatherman I am today without the support of my family.” Ali Mushtaq wrote on Facebook recently, alongside a photo of himself with his grandparents. The 27-year-old Pakistani-American is the current reigning Mr. Long Beach Leather. He’s lived with his grandparents since the age of 11 and came out to them when he was 15.  He started exploring the LA leather scene in college and didn’t  hide

Posted: March 11th, 2017

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